Kylie Jenner is being blasted again for helping herself to her family’s swimwear, but she’s definitely not the first to steal retro pieces from her Mum’s wardrobe. Team InStyle reveal their style stories…
Kylie Jenner has been helping herself to her Mum's vintage swimwear again. While we're three-feet deep in puddles and dripping umbrellas, Kylie is swanning around - literally - in her pool, wearing a familiar one-piece. Yep, that white Chanel number is Kris's, and it's not the first time Ky Jen has borrowed her family's swimsuits.
The youngest Jenner 'borrowed' sister Khloe's black Norma Kamali cut-out swimming costume, wich Khloe wore for a shoot in her book, Strong Looks Better Naked. Koko got angsty with her little sis: “I saw you wore my bathing suit out before my book came out! It’s okay, steal my blonde hair, steal my bathing suit. Everyone thinks I’m copying you, but it’s okay”.
Back in August, mum Kris Jenner blasted Kylie on Instagram for helping herself to Kris' hot pink swimsuit from the 1980s.
Posting a comparison shot of mother and daughter on Instagram, Kris captioned the post “Ohhhhhhh so THIS is where my vintage Body Glove bathing suit went!!!! @kyliejenner you are grounded! Wait, I can't do that anymore you're 18....#whoworeitbetter #80's #whoknewyouwouldlikemyoldstuff #recycle”.
Doesn’t Kylie know that the number one rule of wardrobe raiding is don’t post pictures of the ‘borrowed’ items online?! Well, she’s definitely not the first teen to help herself to her parents’ authentic vintage pieces, and Team InStyle are definitely guilty of ‘recycling’ from time to time. Turns out, 54% of women 'borrow' from their Mum, and 21% steal from their grandmothers, according to jdwilliams.co.uk.
Read what we’ve been borrowing from our own parents, and let us know what you’ve got your hands on down below.
Charlotte Moore, Editor: My granny worked in what she called 'the rag trade', so there were always loads of designer samples going spare in our house. My mum used to wear a lot of Louis Theriault and Gerard Darel in the ‘80s. I still have quite a few of her pieces: right now, I'm loving her loose cream silk jacket. It has this great brown stitch detail, plus it doesn't feel tied to any particular era.
Hannah Rochell, Fashion Features Editor: My mum made an amazing dress in the 60s that she gave to me (even though it still fits her, so that was nice of her). I wear it quite a lot and will be even more this season because it's really on trend! I also have her emerald green wool jacket that she wore as her going away outfit on her wedding day (sadly she didn't keep the matching skirt). Coincidentally, the way my mum dressed in the 80s is also really fashionable at the moment – she had a leather jacket just like the ones shown on the catwalk at Loewe. I have asked her to go in the attic to see if she still has it! Last week, I wore a floral shirt to work that our editor Charlotte loved because of its batwing sleeves. Another one of mum's cast offs…
Rebecca Gillam, Digital Writer: Pretty much everything, over the years. Mostly tailored trousers - as we've got the same odd waist to leg ratio, shoes (including a pair of old Gucci loafers) and dresses (one which she wore when she was pregnant with me which makes me feel a bit nauseous). Some things have come down from my Grandma, too - coats, dresses and this stripey top and skirt combo (I don't usually ride a tandem – one off thing).
Isabella Silvers, Digital Assistant: My Dad was a bit of a rocker so I’ve taken plenty of band t-shirts from him, as well as an original 1970s Vivienne Westwood Sex Pistols t-shirt – I actually spoke about that one on Antiques Roadshow in 2012… I’m also waiting for it to get cooler so I can wear this amazing leopard jacket that my Mum stole off him first – and then met Aerosmith in.